Author: East Texas Review

Sen. Cruz: ‘Repealing This Regulation Will Rein in Overreach of the CFPB and Keep Loans Accessible and Affordable for American Consumers’

Auto lending resolution co-sponsored by Sen. Cruz signed by President Trump Today President Trump signed a resolution strongly supported by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to eliminate burdensome automobile lending regulations imposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that reduce credit availability and raise borrowing costs for consumers.   “I am pleased President Trump is acting to rein in out-of-control bureaucratic regulations that continue to negatively impact American consumers,” Sen. Cruz said. “The CFPB, contrary to what its name implies, has promulgated many regulations that are actually harmful to consumers. This rule was one such bad policy, and its...

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Cornyn Addresses Santa Fe Shooting on Senate Floor

We need to better protect our students, secure our schools, and keep weapons out of the hands of those who are a danger to themselves and others.’   Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) mourned the loss of life from the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas and highlighted stories of heroism and bravery during the tragedy. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below.   “Families there, of course, remain in shock that something so terrible could happen in a small, tucked-away little community.”   “Last fall, we saw a similar story unfold in Sutherland Springs outside of San Antonio, when a man opened fire at a Sunday church service. Then we saw it in Florida earlier this year.”   “There have been plenty of examples, too many examples actually, too many lives lost, and far too few solutions for families reeling from the aftermath.”   “We need to better protect our students, secure our schools, and keep weapons out of the hands of those who are a danger to themselves and others.”   “Another hero who has emerged from the accounts of the shooting is Christopher Stone. He was a 17-year-old junior who, once the shooting started, blocked the classroom door, protecting his fellow students from the gunman. Tragically, when the gunman shot through the door, Christopher Stone was hit and he did...

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Eastman Hosts Kilgore College Fire Academy

Eastman hosted the Kilgore College Fire Academy over the weekend at its fire training grounds located in Longview, Texas. Approximately 20 students and 10 instructors were on site to learn the basics of industrial firefighting. “Eastman strongly supports our local communities in the emergency planning, preparedness and response areas,” said Chris Osborn, Eastman’s Longview fire captain. “We look forward to continuing to work with and help train responders in the future. The training props at Eastman’s private fire training center in Longview allow first responders to train for petrochemical type fires they could face in their respective communities.” This...

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NICKELODEON SUPERSTAR IS COMING TO LONGVIEW

Cable Ace Award winner actor, stand-up comedian, musician, singer and rapper, Kel Mitchell, who is known for his work as a regular cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series, All That, as the Invisible Boy in the 1999 Ben Stiller and Geoffrey Rush superhero satire film Mystery Men, his portrayal of Kel Kimble on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel, his role as Ed in the film and All That sketch Good Burger, as the voice of Dutch in the Disney XD cartoon Motorcity, and as Ray in the 2006 sequel to Like Mike, Like Mike 2: Streetball, and  currently stars...

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Cornyn in WaPo: Gina Haspel Won This Week, and She’ll Keep Winning

‘This week, women across the nation were watching when the lights came on and the cameras rolled at Gina Haspel’s Senate confirmation hearing. For an intelligence professional who has been shot at overseas, survived a coup d’etat, and quietly broken down barriers for women throughout her entire career, this surely was not one of Ms. Haspel’s tougher assignments.’   ‘A narrow focus on this one brief period in our nation’s history obscures the CIA’s pivotal role and successes across the world over the past three decades… Haspel’s career is better viewed in this broader context than through twisted accounts...

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